Immunizations

Services

  • Provide childhood immunizations to Franklin County residents
  • Provide vaccine records for current/past clients
  • Provide vaccine information to the public (education)
  • Provide resources/ referrals (Tb clinic, foreign travel info, community links)

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Clinics

See clinic location details below and then schedule online or call (614) 525-3719 to schedule an appointment.

Printable Flier    2014 Horario de la Clinica de Immunization Infantil

Please Note for the clinics located in our office at 280 E. Broad Street:

Free parking is available in our parking lot off of Gay Street – turn in when you see the Memorial Hall sign. Pull up to the gate and tell security you are here for the immunization clinic and they open the gate for you. The parking lot entrance is in the back (north side) of the building. If you are entering the address into a GPS unit, please enter 275 E. Gay Street, Columbus and that will take you to the entrance of the parking lot.

View Google map of all clinic locations
View aerial parking image for FCPH at Memorial Hall

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Are seasonal flu shots available?
The flu season has begun! It can start in October and end as late as March. The experts at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that everyone 6 months and older should get the flu vaccine each year. Flu vaccine is available for children 6 months through 18 years at all of the Franklin County Public Health Childhood Immunization clinics. Parents of children from birth through 4 years of age may also receive a flu vaccine at these clinics.

The Ohio Department of Health’s Vaccine for Children Program provides the pediatric and adult flu vaccine for those who qualify. Flu vaccine cost $15.00 per dose. We accept payment from Medicaid, Caresource and Molina. Cash and check are accepted. No child who qualifies for VFC vaccine will be denied flu vaccine if unable to pay. Any adult who financially qualifies may receive a free flu vaccine provided by the Franklin County Commissioners.

For more information about Seasonal Influenza, please go to www.odh.gov.
What vaccinations does my child need to be in school?
Visit the Ohio Department of Health's webpage here for information regarding school/child care/pre-school vaccine requirements.
Where are your clinics?
All childhood immunizations will be available in eight community locations. Please see the calendar for a complete listing.

Click here to jump down to the clinic calendar.
What are the clinic hours?
What do I need to bring with me to get shots?
  • Immunization (shot) record
  • Cash or checkbook (FCPH does not take credit/debit cards)
  • Insurance card, if Medicaid, Molina or CareSource
  • Consent form, if the adult bringing in a child is not legal guardian/parent
  • Photo ID for adult accompanying child
What insurance do you accept?
FCPH is currently able to bill Medicaid, Molina and CareSource insurances.
How do I get my shot record?
  • Contact your/your child’s current/past physician
  • Contact your/your child’s school
  • If the vaccines were provided by FCPH, call (614) 525-3719 and leave a message containing the following information:
    • Patient’s name
    • Date of birth
    • Address where shot record is to be sent
    • Contact phone number
    • Name of person requesting information and the relation to patient
Are shots safe?
Shots are very safe, but they are not perfect. Like any other medicine they can occasionally cause reactions. Usually these are mild, like a sore arm or a slight fever. Serious reactions are rare, but they can happen. Your doctor or nurse can discuss the risks with you before your child gets his/her shots. The important thing to remember is that getting the diseases is much more dangerous than getting the shots. Find more resources here.

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What shots do you offer?

Franklin County Public Health offers the following childhood vaccines to anyone under the age of 19 years old:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Rotavirus
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP)
  • Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib)
  • Pneumococcal
  • Inactivated Poliovirus
  • Influenza
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
  • Varicella (chicken pox)
  • Hepatitis A
  • Meningococcal
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap)
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) - Gardasil

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How much do childhood shots cost?

Childhood vaccines are $15 per shot

  • No child is turned away if the cost is not affordable - a sliding fee scale is available
  • FCPH is currently able to bill Medicaid, Molina and CareSource insurances

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Where can I get adult shots?

**For a limited time only, FCPH will be offering free Tdap vaccinations to adults. More information is available here.**

Click here for a list of clinic locations that offer adult immunizations or check with your primary care physician.

Our department will continue to offer qualified state supported adult vaccinations. Currently this includes:

  • Tdap for parents and caregivers of infants
  • Seasonal Flu for parents of children receiving vaccine in the clinic
  • Hepatitis vaccines for adults in certain categories. Take this short survey to see if you qualify.

Some conditions apply. Please call (614) 525-3719 or email shots@franklincountyohio.gov for information.

Franklin County Public Health does not administer TB testing. Kroger’s Little Clinics, CVS’s Minute Clinics, Walgreen’s Take Care Clinics, OSU's FastCare Clinics at participating Giant Eagle locations, and some physician offices provide ppd/TB testing.

 

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I'm traveling out of the country, what shots do I need?

Contact the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention web site to learn about health information related to your destination.

Franklin County Public Health does not provide international travel vaccinations including Yellow Fever, Typhoid and Malaria medications.

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Dublin Family Practice
Dr. Dennis Flynn MD
6760 Avery-Muirfield Road Suite A
Dublin, OH 43017
(614) 791-9952
OSUMC Infectious Diseases Travel Medicine Clinic
Cramblett Medical Clinic
3D Cramblett Hall
456 West 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 336-4631
OSU Rardin Family Practice at OSU
2231 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43201
(614) 293-2700
Travel Health Services
7219 Sawmill Road, Suite 105 C
Dublin, OH 43016
(614) 889-6911
www.travelhealthservices.net
Travel Health Center
6164 Cleveland Avenue
Columbus, OH 43231
(614) 901-0562

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Available Forms

Patient Registration Form

Consent form giving permission to non-guardian adult to have child vaccinated

Refusal to vaccinate form (American Academy of Pediatrics)

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Links

2014 ODH Immunization Summary for Child Care, Health Start, Pre-School and School Attendance

VFC eligibility

HIPAA/ FCPH’s Privacy Practice Summary in English | Español | Somali

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Learn more about vaccines

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Reliable Vaccine Websites
Reliable Vaccine Information
Reliable Immunization Resources for Parents
  • AAP’s Childhood Immunization Support Program (CISP) Information for providers and parents: www.cispimmunize.org
  • Why Should I Immunize My Child? A description of the individual diseases and the benefits expected from vaccination. www.cispimmunize.org/fam/why.html
  • The Immunization Education Program (IEP) of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Includes answers to common vaccine questions and topics, such as addressing vaccine safety concerns; evaluating anti-vaccine claims; sources of accurate immunization information on the Web; and talking with parents about vaccine safety. www.paiep.org/
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Immunization Program Information about vaccine safety, including Parents’ Guide to Childhood Immunizations www.cdc.gov/vaccines/spec-grps/parents.htm
  • National Network of Immunization Information (NNii) Includes the NNii Resource Kit - Communicating with Patients about Immunizations. A guide to help answer patients’ questions and provide the facts about immunizations. www.immunizationinfo.org
  • Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Information for parents includes Common Concerns About Vaccines, Are Vaccines Safe, and A Look at Each Vaccine. www.vaccine.chop.edu
  • Institute for Vaccine Safety, Johns Hopkins University Provides an independent assessment of vaccines and vaccine safety to help guide decision makers and educate physicians, the public and the media about key issues surrounding the safety of vaccines. www.vaccinesafety.edu
  • The Canadian Coalition for Immunization Awareness and Promotion (CCIAP) CCIAP aims to meet the goal of eliminating vaccine-preventable disease through education, promotion, advocacy, and media relations. It includes resources for parents and providers, including “How to advise parents unsure about immunization” by Scott A. Halperin, MD. http://immunize.cpha.ca/en/default.aspx
  • Vaccinate Your Baby The Every Child by Two site serves as a central resource of vaccine information for parents. The site links to the latest research and studies about vaccines, an interactive timeline on the benefits of vaccines, information about vaccine safety and ingredients and the importance of adhering to the recommended schedule. www.vaccinateyourbaby.org

How Vaccines Work from Immunize For Good.
(Video courtesy of Immunize Colorado)

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Phone Phone:
  (614) 525-3719
   
  Email:
  shots@
franklincountyohio
.gov


2013 Childhood Immunization Clinics